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Terra Verde, for August 31, 2012 - 1:00pm

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Terra Verde explores ecological and ethical grounds for greywater reuse at a household level with Laura Allen of Greywater Action, Elizabeth Dougherty of Wholly H2O, and Tony Poeck of Indra Designs. We discuss technical, legal, and economic considerations for greywater reuse, particularly in residential and metropolitan areas of California.

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We ran out of time on the

We ran out of time on the show, but I meant to spread the word about a couple of related classes being offered this Fall Semester at Merritt College in Oakland. See www.ecomerritt.org for details

Introduction to Green Building and Ecological Design, Thursdays & Saturdays

Restoration of Watercourses, Wednesdays and Saturdays

We ran out of time on the

We ran out of time on the show, but I meant to spread the word about a couple of related classes being offered this Fall Semester at Merritt College in Oakland:

Introduction to Green Building and Ecological Design
ENVMT 20 (3 units) Code: 42396
Freeman, SRH (rfreeman@peralta.edu)
Thurs 6:30‐9:20PM (9/6-12/6)
Sat 9:30 AM-5:15 PM (9/8, 10/6)
Introduction to green, regenerative, and natural building materials and renovation, utilizing
resource conservation; solar, wind, and renewable energy systems; solid waste management and
recycling; landscape design, water catchment and conservation; building rating systems

Restoration of Watercourses
ENVMT 33 AA, AB, AC (3 units) Codes: 42397, 42457, 42458
Freeman & Kaplow, SRH and field (rfreeman@peralta.edu)
Wed 6:30‐9:20 PM (9/12-11/7)
Sat 10:00 AM‐2:30 PM (9/22, 9/29, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10, 11/17)
Principles and practies in the restoration and monitoring of creeks and watersheds; overview of
global water cycle and atmospheric circulation; basic hydrologic principles and processes including erosion, flooding, and deposition of sediment; introduction to physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of streams, springs, and groundwater; restoration techniques with native plants.

If we all saved rain water,

If we all saved rain water, would there be enough water onto/through land?

Hi Norma, That is a great

Hi Norma,

That is a great question. Most of the water collected off of homes goes into the sewer system, not back into the land to recharge groundwater. My company collects rainwater, and uses the overflow from our tanks to recharge groundwater through rain gardens. The amount of water off of a 1000 sq ft roof in a drought year is around 8,000 gallons, significantly more than most homes would store.

Thanks for your insightful question,
Tony

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